Capitol Services of Virginia, Inc.

Recycling

Remember! Don’t Just Think Green, Go Green!

Capitol Services is dedicated to preserving our natural environment and keeping a clean, healthy planet for generations to come. A simple and effective way to accomplish this is to recycle!!! 

Benefits of recycling

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators;
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals;
  • Helps prevent pollution;
  • Saves Energy;
  • Decreases emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change;


What to Recycle?

  1. Mixed Paper: newspaper, magazines, inserts, office paper, brochures and other glossy paper, paper bags, self adhesive paper, post-it-notes, paper and hardcover books, catalogs, cereal and food boxes, telephone books, envelopes (with and without windows), and "junk mail"
    • Do not recycle paper plates and napkins or other items contaminated with food.
    • Remove liners in cereal and food boxes
  2. Corrugated Cardboard - pizza boxes and cardboard boxes
  3. Commingles:  aluminum cans, metal food cans, glass bottles and jars, milk and juice cartons, plastic bottles and jugs (#1-7), wide-mouth plastic containers, aluminum foil and aluminum trays, empty aerosol cans, wire hangers, rigid plastics
    • Empty and rinse all food and liquids from plastics, aluminum beverage and other metal cans (removing the label is unnecessary).
    • Do not recycle plastic food trays and cups, clamshell containers, light bulbs, mirrors, Styrofoam, window glass, ceramics, batteries, pottery, cookware (pots and pans), broken glass, or anything else made of glass.
  4. Recycling Bins
    • Food contamination can cause an ENTIRE batch of commingled recyclables to be rejected!
  5. Collection: Recycling service will be provided on each week on your designated day (or days) for separated newspapers, cardboard and for commingles (see acceptable and non-acceptable materials above). The Contractor will take all suitable materials placed in proper recycling bins to a recycling recovery center.
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